There comes a time in every baseball players life where you have to “Hang Em Up”, for some of us it is after we finish high school or college while others may play many years of professional baseball before doing so. The term “Hang Em Up” has been around the game for as long as I can remember, it basically stands for you hanging your cleats (or other baseball equipment for that matter) up in the garage to collect dust because your playing days are over. Now some of us stay out of the game for yearswhile others merge right in from playing to teaching. Whether your stay away from baseball is long or short, it's been a long time since we played youth baseball, and there are important factors of the game that are drastically different from the game we watch on TV. So once we can all agree that it is has been a while since we played youth baseball (and the level at which we stopped playing makes no difference), we can discuss the finer points of what makes MLB baseball so different from Youth Baseball.